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When I edit my own comments, all is good. But when I as a moderator edit someone else's comment, the comment is deleted. (Using my powers to edit my own comment outside the five-minute window does not cause a problem.)

I only noticed this today, although Pat Ludwig said in chat that he thought it had happened to him a couple of days ago. Looks like the revision hasn't changed since the 24th, so that would make sense.

EDIT: Still a problem in rev 2011.1.2.1.

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  • Comment that any moderator can test it out on. I like turtles!
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:34
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    Another comment for testing. Turtles all the way down.
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:36
  • Well, that other one didn't last long
    – random
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:37
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    Somebody's going to need to make me an MSO mod so I can test this. For science Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:38
  • Looks like all the previous test comments died. [Do they still? (No, they no longer do) -random]
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:38
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    Checked my email, it happened to me on the 24th. At the time I assumed it was my fault and didn't take the time to investigate further. (Was a tad busy :))
    – Pat Ludwig
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:42
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    @Pat Always assume the user is at fault. Then blame SOIS. If all else fails, frame other mods Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 16:44
  • @Michael - Thanks, lets get that tip added to the moderator's manual!
    – Pat Ludwig
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 17:04
  • Happened to me once as well, a few days ago, I've been too afraid to edit comments ever since :(
    – Oak
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 18:16
  • @Michael: You monster?
    – Powerlord
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 14:51
  • @RBemrose: No YouTube here. What is it?
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 15:26
  • YouTube was to some Portal 2 game trailer.
    – random
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 5:16
  • @michaelmyers - delete test -- OK
    – Pat Ludwig
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 5:50
  • Test comment!!! OK Commented Jan 3, 2011 at 16:37
  • @Oak - no need to worry any more... Edit by Ivo Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 14:11

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+100

This was my bug; I fixed it a few days ago. I'll see if I can resurrect those comments...

(they will be resurrected in the next build/deploy cycle)

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  • 2
    This should probably be changed from status-norepo to status-completed then, yes?
    – Powerlord
    Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 14:48
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    the wheel of blame is a harsh, harsh mistress Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 5:40
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I saw this a few days ago as well, but I suspect it might be a temporary bug in the mod dashboard which allows inline editing.

I can't reproduce it now, either by editing the comments above or by editing a flagged comment in the mod dashboard.

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    You guys screwed up! ha ha - (remove tongue from cheek now)
    – bobobobo
    Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 6:28
  • It happened to me while editing from the regular question view, not from the dashboard. Was a week or two ago, though.
    – Oak
    Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 7:05
  • @Oak ha ha !
    – bobobobo
    Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 13:15

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